13 Summer Cakes That’ll Leave You Wanting More

Need some delicious desserts to bring to a summer party or potluck? This list has the best summer cakes that will delight everyone.

All your favorite summertime flavors are included such as lemon, s’mores, orange creamsicle, strawberry, and so much more!

There are also some icebox cake recipes included that don’t require an oven or stove, so your kitchen will stay nice and cool.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

A pineapple upside down cake with a slice on a spatula.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

This classic upside-down cake will be a hit at any potluck or party. It’s so simple to make and has only ten minutes of prep time.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

S’mores Poke Cake

Smores poke cake.
Photo Credit: Eating on a Dime

This irresistible poke cake is filled with s’mores flavor in every bite. It’ll be wildly popular with everyone and is kid-friendly too.

Get the Recipe: S’mores Poke Cake

Lemon Cream Cake

Lemon cake topped with lemon slices on a light background.
Photo Credit: Vintage Kitchen Notes

This pretty cake with whipped cream filling has a tangy lemon cream cheese frosting.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Cream Cake

Pina Colada Poke Cake

Pina colada poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Homemade Hooplah

As the old song goes, if you like pina coladas, then you’ll go crazy for this poke cake recipe.

It’s made with rum extract, so it’s an alcohol-free recipe. If you want to make it with rum, there are directions for that as well.

Get the Recipe: Pina Colada Poke Cake

Black Forest Icebox Cake

Black forest ice box cake
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

If you love black forest cake, you’ll go crazy for this icebox version. Cherry pie filling, Oreo cookies, and cream cheese are the star ingredients in this dessert.

Get the Recipe: Black Forest Icebox Cake

Berry Poke Cake

Mixed berry poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Barley & Sage

This vanilla cake is filled with roasted mixed berries and topped with fresh lemon frosting. Everything in this recipe is made from scratch, from the cake to the mixed berry mixture and frosting.

You must see how the cake is decorated, it’s simply beautiful and will be the star of any summer party.

Get the Recipe: Berry Poke Cake

Oreo Icebox Cake

Oreo ice box cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

Dreamy layers of Oreo cookies and whipped cream combine to make this crowd-pleasing dessert. The homemade whipped cream is amazing.

Get the Recipe: Oreo Icebox Cake

Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes

Mini strawberry bundt cakes topped with a strawberry.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

These adorable mini strawberry bundt cakes are the perfect summer treat. This recipe makes 12 mini bundt cakes or one large bundt cake.

Get the Recipe: Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes

Banana Icebox Cake

Banana ice box cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Crayons and Cravings

This dreamy banana icebox cake has only five ingredients including creamy banana pudding, graham crackers, and Cool Whip.

Talk about an easy make-ahead dessert, throw all the ingredients together, and put it in the fridge for six hours or longer to set.

Get the Recipe: Banana Icebox Cake

Lemon Eclair Cake (No-Bake)

Lemon layer cake with a slice of lemon on top on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This insanely easy cake recipe is full of zingy lemon flavor and will have everyone wanting more.

It features tasty layers of pudding and graham crackers covered in an amazing lemon frosting.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Eclair Cak

Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Orange poke cake on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Spend With Pennies

If creamsicles were one of your favorite desserts growing up, you’re going to want to make this poke cake all summer long.

Get the Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake

Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

This lemon sour cream cake with fresh blueberries and a homemade cream cheese frosting is a crowd-pleaser.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

Patriotic Ice Cream Icebox Cake

Patriotic ice cream ice box cake
Photo Credit: Baking Beauty

A fun twist on traditional icebox cakes. this recipe is made with ice cream sandwiches. Using food coloring to tint the whipped cream layers is also a cute idea.

While this cake is decorated for the 4th of July, you can always customize the colors to whatever you want.

Get the Recipe: Patriotic Ice Cream Icebox Cake

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